All Saints Episcopal Church Bayside
The Ramsay Report
Week of March 14, 2022
Happy early St. Patrick's Day.
All Saints celebrated the second Sunday in Lent as it held its 10:30 a.m. service yesterday, both in-person and online.
If you missed Sunday's service, you can watch by clicking here. You can also view/download the bulletin here.
Finally, if your circumstances permit, please continue to keep your pledges up to date. You may do so by mail or online using Tithely. Simply click the donate button on the website or click here.
Many thanks to our Church School for hosting yesterday's festive St. Patrick's themed coffee hour with wonderful baked goods and treats.
A new online episode premiered yesterday, titled "Ashes and Shamrocks." Check it out here.
Finally, Church School will be holding in-person sessions again in the common room following Sunday morning 10 a.m. services. They are working towards preparing for our annual Good Friday retreat in-person and the return of our annual Easter Garden for the first time since 2019!
The Sanctuary Lamp is given by Paul and Susan Parfrey to the glory of God and in celebration of April Ryan’s sixth birthday.
There is availability for liturgical gifts throughout the year. To offer a thank-offering or memorial, please call the parish office or sign-up in the book in the Narthex.
Looking Ahead at All Saints
Wednesday, March 16th
Holy Eucharist and healing service
Faith on Film Series (in-person and online)
Saturday, March 19th
Major Tom’s Coffee House XLIII
Sunday, March 20th
Holy Eucharist (in-person and online)
Monday, March 21
Funeral service for Pat Rowe
LENTEN FILM SERIES CONTINUES
THANK YOU to all who participated in last week's kick off.
Our lenten series continues this week, with the film, "Lars and the Real Girl," about a delusional young man who strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.
Brianne Leslie-Dougherty will lead this evening's discussion. (See below for the full schedule of films and presenters.)
Here's the Zoom Link for those who plan to participate online:
Join Zoom Meeting
Here's the full schedule:
COFFEE HOUR IS BACK AND HOSTS ARE NEEDED
A simple coffee hour was held once again. However, we do need volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up.
Consider signing up to host a coffee hour...
the sign up sheet is posted on the board.
The main requirement is that portions be individually wrapped so that the food stays pristine.
THE BISHOP IS COMING!
Father Byrne has received notice that The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin will be visiting All Saints on Sunday, April 3 at 10 a.m. Please mark your calendars!
Here's a little bit about Bishop Franklin from the diocese's web site:
Bishop Franklin is Assisting Bishop of LongIsland. He was Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York from 2011 – April 2019; and previously served at St. Mark's Church, Philadelphia; at St. Paul's Within the Walls in Rome, for five years; as Associate Director of the American Academy in Rome; and Associate Priest of the Anglican Centre in Rome.
Earlier, he served as Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, as a professor at the General Theological Seminary in New York and at St. John's University in Minnesota.
He holds a BA from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Church History from Harvard.
REHEARSALS START NEXT WEEK FOR BISHOP'S VISIT
The Children's Choir will be singing the song they originally prepared for Candlemas for Bishop Franklin during his April 3 visitation. Mrs. Byrne announced that short rehearsals will take place after church starting next Sunday, March 20.
THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL...
...is not something we want to see. As your circumstances permit, please continue to bring food for the food pantry. Food insecurity continues to be a growing concern for many people right now.
Mother Karen shared with the Deanery clergy that demand at the food pantry is way up. All Saints has been a generous supplier, and hope we can continue to be.
Show your parish pride with “Church Merch,” “Sacred Swag” or whatever you call a great collection of custom T-shirts, drink-ware, and more available at the All Saints Shop! Visit via our website. Each item you buy helps to fund our mission and ministry.
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Have a wonderful week!